Non-Muslim Muslims and the Jihad Against the West

Counter Sharia/Islam articles are produced by the dozen each day, but this one by a former Muslim is a cut above. I rarely reprint an article, but this one is worth the effort. (All emphasis is mine.)

Posted By Bosch Fawstin On December 2, 2011 @ 12:38 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 15 Comments

My name is Bosch and I’m a recovering Muslim.

That is, if Muslims don’t kill me for leaving Islam, which it requires them to do. That’s just one of the reasons I’ve been writing and drawing against Islam and its Jihad for a number of years now. But fortunately for us, Islam hasn’t been able to make every Muslim its slave, just as Nazism wasn’t able to turn every German into a Nazi. So there is Islam and there are Muslims. Muslims who take Islam seriously are at war with us and Muslims who don’t aren’t.

But that doesn’t mean we should consider these reluctant Muslims allies against Jihad. I’ve been around Muslims my entire life and most of them truly don’t care about Islam. The problem I have with many of these essentially non-Muslim Muslims, especially in the middle of this war being waged on us by their more consistent co-religionists, is that they give the enemy cover. They force us to play a game of Muslim Roulette since we can’t tell which Muslim is going to blow himself up until he does. And their indifference about the evil being committed in the name of their religion is a big reason why their reputation is where it is.

So while I understand that most Muslims are not at war with us, they’ve proven in their silence and inaction against jihad that they’re not on our side either, and there’s nothing we can say or do to change that. We just have to finally accept it and stop expecting them to come around, while doing our best to kill those who are trying to kill us.

Another problem with Muslims who aren’t very Muslim is that they lead some among us to conclude that they must be practicing a more enlightened form of Islam. They’re not. They’re “practicing” life in non-Muslim countries, where they are free to live as they choose. But their “Islam” is not the Islam. There’s no separate ideology apart from Islam that’s being practiced by these Muslims in name only, there’s no such thing as “Western Islam”.

Non-observant Muslims are not our problem, but neither are they the solution to our problem. Our problem is Islam and its most consistent practitioners. There is nothing in Islam that stays the hand of Muslims who want to kill non-Muslims. If an individual Muslim is personally peaceful, it’s not because of Islam, it’s because of his individual choice, which is why I often say that your average Muslim is morally superior to Mohammad, to their own religion. The very rare Muslim who helps us against Jihad is acting against his religion, but that doesn’t stop some among us from thinking that his existence somehow means that he represents more than himself.

The only reason we’re talking about Islam is because it doesn’t mean peace. Islam wasn’t hijacked by a “small minority of extremists” on 9/11, it was hijacked by a very small minority of moderates whose embarrassment in being associated with such an immoderate religion leads them to engage in moderate truth telling about it, proving their irrelevance as allies.

In addition to these politically active moderates, when you see well-assimilated Muslims in the West, you’re not seeing Islam in action, you’re seeing individuals living up to the old adage, when in Rome, do as the Romans do. They’re essentially post-Islamic Muslims who have rejected Islamic values and have embraced Western ones. But since the process of their assimilation was implicit – as it happened naturally by their exposure to Western, i.e., pro-life, values – both Muslims and non-Muslims alike prefer to generously give Islam some credit for it. But a good Muslim, by our standards is a bad Muslim by Islamic standards. Objectively good human beings, who identify themselves as Muslim, give Islam a good face, one far better then it deserves. This only gives us a false impression about what it is we’re facing, with just another excuse not to face it. And this leads to our acceptance into our culture of stealth jihadists who have figured out how to say what we want to hear, while they scheme behind the scenes to further Islamize the West.

In the name of distinguishing the enemy from Muslims who mean us no harm, far too many Western commentators have avoided using the name “Islam” for the enemy’s ideology, and instead have decided to create their very own terms for the threat we’re facing, terms that are alien to the enemy. Terms such as:

  • Islamic Fundamentalism
  • Islamic Extremism
  • Totalitarian Islam
  • Islamofascism
  • Islamonazism
  • Political Islam
  • Bin Ladenism
  • Radical Islam
  • Militant Islam
  • Islamism
  • Jihadism

We didn’t use terms such as “Radical Nazism”, “Extremist Shinto” and “Militant Communism” in the past. “Militant Islam”, Political Islam”, etc., are redundant terms. Our pretending otherwise has proven disastrous. Thousands of American lives, both civilian and military, have been sacrificed because of policies predicated on the myth that “Islam means peace.” We didn’t try to reform Shinto or Nazism during World War II; the major changes in those cultures took place only after we thoroughly de-militarized them.

And it’s no accident that Western analysts of Islam who are most informed about Islam are also most critical of it, while those least informed are least critical. But then there are those who, in their study of Islam, have become so enamored with their subject that, instead of sticking to what Islam is, they often write about what it isn’t, what they hope it might be. They seem preoccupied with doing their part to save Islam from those who have allegedly corrupted it.

The Muslim world is where the true meaning of Islam can be found in practice. Islam – not any alleged deviant form of it – means misogyny, censorship, anti-Semitism, homophobia, wife-beatings, beheadings, honor killings, pedophilia/“child marriages”, murdering infidels, etc. This is evil, and Islam sanctions every bit of it, but we’ve been told that we must respect “one of the world’s great religions” because it’s a religion. Following 9/11, the only thing George W. Bush knew about Islam was that it was a religion, and that apparently was a good enough reason for him to exonerate it as he did. And his advisor on Islam, David Forte, told Bush exactly what he wanted to hear, that “Nothing this evil could come from religion.” But 9/11 did come from a religion. Whatever else 9/11 was, it was an act of faith.

And Bush saying “Islam is peace” shortly after 9/11 gave the enemy a gift they couldn’t have foreseen. Here was the one man who was charged to defend America from their attack and here he was defending the very ideology that motivated the attackers. Honesty is the best policy in general, and when it comes to war, it’s a moral imperative to find out the truth, to tell the truth and to act on the truth, no matter what sacred cow is killed in the process. And so a big part of why nearly 3,000 victims of jihad on 9/11 haven’t been avenged is because of respect for religion, even for a religion that calls for our destruction.

Muslims who really care about Islam are part of an organized effort to spread Islam, and I sometimes refer to this collective effort by Muslims as “Organized Islam.” No matter the means involved, Muslims working towards a more Islamic world want the same thing the jihadists want. This organized effort includes Mosques, Muslim organizations, Muslim individuals writing books, blog posts, etc. And they all invariably engage in anti-Western, Anti-Israeli propaganda, at the very least.

I often hear that we should be working with the Muslim world. Working towards what? As Ayn Rand writes, “In any collaboration between two men (or two groups) who hold different basic principles, it is the more evil or irrational one who wins.” Any time we spend “working” with a culture that calls for our destruction, we are working towards our own destruction, consciously or not.

While it’s true that jihadists don’t represent most Muslims, they do represent Islam. But then why don’t most Muslims engage in jihad? Like in any culture, heroes are a small minority, and that goes for Islamic culture as well. The jihadists are Islam’s heroes; they are the ones most dedicated to following Allah’s commands and they’re celebrated in the Muslim world for it. They are also the only ones to whom Islam guarantees paradise. And their rarity was made even clearer when we learned that only the pilots of 9/11 knew it was a suicide mission. Our enemy knows that it’s tough to get even hardcore Muslims to sacrifice their lives for Islam, but they don’t want us to know that. Just as they don’t want us to know that behind their boast that they love death is the fact that they hate life.

And while Muslims who blow themselves up in order to kill non-Muslims are a small minority, Muslims who would explicitly condemn them are an even smaller minority. And while I think that Muslims are mere sheep to their Jihadist wolves, there are also too many Muslim cheerleaders for jihad. How many Muslims celebrated 9/11? Far too many. Even in my own lax Muslim upbringing in America, there was an omnipresent anti-Semitism and misogyny. Some members of my family admired Adolph Hitler, who I refer to as “Islam’s Favorite Infidel.” Regarding misogyny, the birth of a girl became a day of mourning for Muslim women in my family; they understood the suffering this girl would endure under Islam, even in America.

Though we say we’ve been at war for over ten years, we haven’t even begun to fight the war the way we should be fighting it. And those calling for a change within Islam during this war would be surprised at how much Islam can be changed through an honest war on our behalf. You can’t make a violent religion like Islam non-violent by argument, only by greater retaliatory force against state sponsors of jihad terrorism.

The future of Islam and the well-being of Muslims is said to be of importance to us. Post – 9/11, the defense of our culture, our values, our very lives has been optional, but our defense of Islam has been absolute. It began with Bush’s “Islam is peace” and it continues with Obama, who said in his Submission Speech in Egypt in 2009, in front of members of The Muslim Brotherhood, “I consider it part of my responsibility as president of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear.” If only he felt the same about America.

We can’t be both for Islam and for ourselves. This enemy is fully on their own side and fully against us and they’ve made themselves believe that they’re the good guys and that we’re the bad guys, and our actions have done nothing but turn their hatred of us into an ever-deepening contempt. Before we see the enemy for what it is, we need to see ourselves for what we are. Only then can we, with full moral conviction, make them pay for what they’ve done and move us towards victory.

Our problem is not “Islamophobia”, but Islamophilia. It is this uncritical, uninformed, absolute defense of Islam by Western elites after 9/11 that I refer to as Islamgate. It’s a scandal for the ages that few involved would ever admit to being part of.

I care about the truth. I care about Western Civilization. I care about myself, my loved ones and my friends. I care about Iife. And that’s why I don’t care about Islam.

Our altruistic concern for the future and well being of the Muslim world has come at the expense of American lives and treasure. We’ve placed the well being of “The Muslim World” above our own self-defense. We’ve placed today’s Big Lie, “Islam means peace”, above the truth we need to act on. We’ve placed the lives of Muslim civilians above the lives of our soldiers, placing them in absolutely unnecessary danger in order to protect innocent (or even guilty) civilians. Our Rules of Engagement might as well be renamed the Golden Rules of Engagement, as our soldiers have been forced to treat the enemy the way we’d like to be treated. And the enemy takes full advantage of that, as they do of all of the policies our morally vain politicians have concocted. We need to shift the focus onto our own well-being at the enemy’s expense for a change.

We’ve tried everything since 9/11 except real war. War is the answer to Jihad.

So who cares about Islam? Muslims, Jihadists, Islamophiles, Leftists who naturally side with anti-American ideologies, guilt-ridden fellow travelers who think America is usually in the wrong, and religionists who believe any religion is better than none. But since Leftists and Islamophiles usually know very little about Islam, who truly cares about Islam? Those who are at war with us.

In the end, I care about Islam and the Muslim world as much as the Muslim world cares about America and the West. This is war. We can’t be on both sides. I’m not rooting for Islam or the Muslim world.

I’m rooting for us.

Bosch Fawstin is an Eisner Award nominated cartoonist currently working on a graphic novel, The Infidel, of which the first chapter is now available as a digital comic. Bosch’s first graphic novel is Table for One. He is also the author of ProPiganda: Drawing the Line Against Jihad, a companion to The Infidel, and the 1st print appearance of Pigman.

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10 Responses

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  2. tamimisledus

    I am a great admirer of Bosch and his courage in opposing islam.
    He has *western* muslims totally wrong. muslims de facto believe that *allah* has laid down islam (or shariah as it should be known) as the perfect way of life for mankind. That is perfect in that all other “ways of life”, which includes those found in Western countries, and that all those other systems must be replaced by the shariah.
    This applies just as much to muslims living in the West as it does those living in islamic states. So they follow the law of the countries where they live. Well, they aren’t going be very useful in fulfilling the aims of islam for world domination if they are easily identified as enemies of the Western societies where they live. Nevertheless they do agitate for extra special treatment for muslims – suppression of criticism of their beliefs, exceptions for their dietary preferences at the cost of animal welfare, women should be allowed to wear the symbol of female oppression, expression of islamic hatred for Western values must not be suppressed, allowing the continued teaching of islam (the doctrine of war, violence, terror, hatred, intolerance, misogyny, anti-semitism, racism, ignorance, superstition, stupidity ….) in opposition to the best in Western values.
    In fact, the most serious threat to non-muslims does not come from the obvious terrorists (or not so obvious terrorist). but from the ever larger number of muslims living in the West who tacitly support the aims of islam for world domination and will give their overt support when they feel the moment is ripe for a muslim conquest.
    And again I say thatI am a great admirer of Bosch, and I wish him well, but being an ex-muslim does not make him an automatic authority on islam and things related, so please do not treat him as an absolutely reliable observer of muslims.
    When considering the words of any commentator of any kind (including myself!) talking about islam, it is crucial to remember that islam is a totalitarian system. It is a totalitarian system whose primary aim is world domination. And we must also remember that a world dominated by muslims will, sooner or later, descend into absolute chaos, because of the very nature of islam, as I identified earlier (and which you, Bill, have helped me to understand).

  3. HamytH

    Thanks Bill Wamer. I missed so many years before I found you through a chance tweet today. I am an Ex-Muslim. I wanted to explain all this complexity of Islam and confusions about Muslim which Mr. Bosch has explained effortlessly, but I couldn’t as English Language is my second language. Thanks to him too for writing this article. It is accurate in details, true to facts and adequate in defining all types of Muslims that Islam and Muslim are two undefinable terms. Of Islam, a confusion created deliberately with its complexities is now the best defense of Islam against sanity.

  4. Trudi Bell

    sajid and mutiulla, if you two wonderful specimens of Islam just happen to live in a western country and enjoy the freedoms our democracy bestowes upon your useless selves, please do us a favour and go back to wherever you came from.

  5. Boris99

    Excellent article. Interesting to note that the critics of your article in the comments section here make no attempt to answer any of your arguments, instead just saying “Allah will get you”. Pretty pathetic really.

  6. mutiullah

    bosch is a beast among human race,whose his life based on dine and wine,never see the light of Allah until he die.Because is a hypocrate.

  7. Sajid

    Hi Bill
    I just happened to come across your website while writing my Essay for my M.Sc. in Education.The topic is Islamophobia.
    Most of the things mentioned in the article are correct.At this stage,Islamophobia is really a phobia cooked up by western governments so that they could keep their population’s hard earned money flowing in,for the so-called illegal and inhumane war on terror which will of course never be won.This article is a great eye opener for me and I shall propagate it to the maximum for opening the eyes of others as well–both muslims and non-muslim.It gives me clear insight as to how evil and
    deep-rooted the hatred is in people like Bosch’s mind, with respect to Islam and Muslims.I am glad he is no more a muslim and I would be more glad to see even more people like him wish farewell to Islam.This way,the objectives could be achieved better and in a shorter period of time.Some points noted by me had been outlined very well, to really indicate the thesis of the article and would always serve to refresh my memory and to “never forget”:

    —Muslims who take Islam seriously are at war with us and those who don”t,aren’t
    —-There is no such thing as western Islam
    —-Our problem is Islam and its most consistent practitioners
    —–A good Muslim by our standards is a bad Muslim
    by Islamic standards
    ——Jihadis represent Islam
    ——“Muslims are mere sheep to their Jihadi wolves”
    ——-Who truly care about Islam?Those who are at war with us,
    This article has provided an excellent perspectives to the “other” point of view which in the author’s word is true and realistic.Muslims should be candidly informed what this “other” perspective is,for them to read the writing on the wall.This job has been well-done.Surely, the Muslims have become complacent because of “Islamophilia”.
    Merry Christmas and a prosperous 2012.

    • HamytH

      What this ‘schoolar’ named Sajid want to say? Sajid and others with typical Islamic Ignorance are good omen for subjugated civilization because they will cause death to Islam with their own dark mindset.

  8. Democracyistheanswer

    Thanks, Bill.

    These are important words every politician should memorize:

    “Non-Muslim Muslims…give the enemy cover. They force us to play a game of MUSLIM ROULETTE, since we can’t tell which Muslim is going to blow himself up until he does.”

    “…most Muslims are not at war with us, (but) they’ve proven in their silence and inaction against jihad that THEY’RE NOT ON OUR SIDE either…”

    “Non-observant Muslims are not our problem, but neither are they the solution to our problem. OUR PROBLEM IS ISLAM and its most consistent practitioners.”

    “…jihadists don’t represent most Muslims, THEY DO represent Islam.”

  9. Jerry Leith

    Thanks for reprinting this. Bosch Fawstin makes me feel much more secure in my beliefs that Islam is the most dangerous enemy the United States has ever faced. Because we have not fought a war to win since WWII,
    this war will continue to be a very tough one.

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